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Cafundó (2005)

Cafundó is a 35 mm color film which blends fact with fiction in the life of João de Camargo, a former black slave (1858-1942, Sorocaba, Brazil) who, in his old age, works miracles and ... See full summary »

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Paulo Betti (story), Clovis Bueno
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Cast

Credited cast:
Lázaro Ramos ... João de Camargo
Leona Cavalli ... Rosário
Leandro Firmino ... Cirino
Alexandre Rodrigues ... Natalino (adult)
Ernani Moraes Ernani Moraes ... Coronel João Justino
Luís Melo Luís Melo ... Monsignor João Soares
Renato Consorte Renato Consorte ... Minister
Francisco Cuoco ... Bishop
Abrahão Farc Abrahão Farc ... Judge
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mário Abreu Mário Abreu ... Homem da Informação
Wesley Aprile Wesley Aprile ... Natalino (child)
Danilo Avelleda Danilo Avelleda ... Dono da Birosca
Fernando Bachstein Fernando Bachstein ... Flutist
Regina Bastos Regina Bastos ... Prima Donna
Flavio Bauraqui Flavio Bauraqui ... Exu
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Cafundó is a 35 mm color film which blends fact with fiction in the life of João de Camargo, a former black slave (1858-1942, Sorocaba, Brazil) who, in his old age, works miracles and devotes himself to assisting others in order to attain his freedom. João de Camargo represents the genesis of religious and cultural syncretism in Brazil. Written by Virginia W. Moraes

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Official Sites:

Official site [Brazil]

Country:

Brazil

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

2005 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Outback See more »

Filming Locations:

Antonina, Paraná, Brazil See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color
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A movie that portrays religious miscegenation in Brazil
11 December 2006 | by deborahscheidtSee all my reviews

One of the most admirable characteristics of Brazilian people, especially in today's turbulent world context, is that religious discord is virtually non-existent here. Brazilians really respect each other's religious choices and although we are called a catholic country, many people actually have a main religion plus a secondary one they sympathize with. This historical account of the birth of a myth depicts such a phenomenon taking place in the interior of the country, soon after the abolition of slavery at the end of the 19th century. João de Camargo, played by Lazaro Ramos, one of the most brilliant actors of the new generation in Brazil, hears a call from above and sets out to build a very peculiar church... By Deborah Scheidt


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